Published Jan 11, 2024

Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2024 winter webinar season starts Jan. 30

By Elizabeth Wilhelm
Topics span precision conservation, pollinator habitat, hemp production, relay cropping and more

Contact: Elizabeth Wilhelm | Media Relations Coordinator | (515) 232-5661 |

AMES, Iowa (Jan. 11, 2024) — Farmers wanting to keep learning and networking with one another through the winter are invited to participate in PFI’s winter webinar series. Twelve webinars, previously referred to as “farminars,” will be offered through April 23 on issues relevant to beginning and experienced row crop, livestock and horticulture farmers, as well as landowners.


All webinars run weekly on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Central time. The events are free to attend and anyone with an internet connection is invited to participate. Each presentation focuses on a unique production or business management topic and is led by a farmer or subject-matter expert. Attendees can ask questions in real time using a chat box during the presentations.


New this year, the first webinar of the season will be interpreted in Spanish. Emily Morgan will lead the discussion about raising dairy goats and how she uses value-added products in her operations.


Winter webinars in the 2024 series include:

  • Jan. 30: “Cabras Lecheras para Principiantes” – Emily Morgan
  • Feb. 6: “Turning Point: Key Moments for Two Farms Over Two Decades” – Jill Beebout & Rob Faux
  • Feb. 13: “Figuring Out Funding: Conventional and Unconventional Sources to Grow a Farm” – Anna Hankins & Shae Pesek
  • Feb. 20: “Allies and Adversaries: Balancing Pollinator Habitat and Wild Spaces With a Diversified Small-Scale Farm” – Jill Beebout & Rob Faux
  • Feb. 27: “Revitalizing Soil for a Small-Scale Hemp Farm in Iowa” – Megan & Scott Booher
  • March 5: “Developing a Meat CSA” – Peter Allen
  • March 12: “Building a Farm for Shepherding” – Wendy Johnson
  • March 19: “An Alternative Third Crop? Relay Cropping Winter Camelina With Soybeans” – Robert Harvey
  • March 26: “Trees and Bees: How Agroforestry Benefits Insects and Farmers” – Peg Bouska & Zach Burhenn
  • April 2: “Establishing and Grazing Native Perennials” – Kevin Fulton
  • April 16: “Precision Conservation: Increasing Profitability and Conservation on Your Farm” – Jacob Bolson & Stennie Nelson
  • April 23: “Diversifying Pollinator Habitat on a Multi-Generational Illinois Farm” – John & Nancy Brannaman


To participate: Go to, click the “Register” button under the webinar you are interested in, fill out the form and you will be emailed a link to join the online event. A schedule of all upcoming webinars – plus recordings of archived webinars – is also available at that link.


About Practical Farmers: Practical Farmers of Iowa is a nonprofit with more than 8,000 members that equips farmers to build resilient farms and communities. We create learning opportunities via farmer-led events, on-farm research and educational content through our robust network of farmers. We also provide funding and technical assistance to help farmers adopt regenerative farming practices and grow farm businesses. Our vision is an Iowa with healthy soil, healthy food, clean air, clean water, resilient farms and vibrant communities. To learn more, visit